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SA vehicle sales on the up

2011-12-06 10:53

Despite rising vehicle prices, last month saw a modest gain in new vehicle sales in South Africa with 49 499 vehicles leaving showroom floors in November 2011.

According to NAAMSA, November so a 11.7% improvement over the same period in 2010.NAAMSA expects growth over the medium term to be more subdued, in line with the overall performance of SA's economy.

DOMESTIC SALES

The vehicle exports market is bleak with November 2011 figures being 28.3% down on November 2010. Top performer in the export market was Toyota with 5250, followed by Volkswagen (4422) and Mercedes-Benz (4408).

Domestic sales saw Toyota dominate total sales with 11 419 vehicles. The Volkswagen group trails Toyota with 7503 units and GMSA comes in third with 5694 sales. Nissan sold 4105 vehicles while Ford sold 3748.

The top selling passenger vehicle in South Africa is Volkswagen Polo Vivo (2270) and while the top selling light commercial vehicle was Toyota's Hilux (4335).

November 2011 sales

Top 10 passenger vehicles
1 VW Polo Vivo - 2270
2 VW Polo - 1855
3 Toyota Corolla/Auris - 1757
4 Toyota Fortuner - 1222
5 Chevrolet Aveo - 992
6 Ford Figo - 965
7 BMW 3 Series - 825
8 Mercedes C-Class - 825
9 Toyota Yaris - 789
10 Nissan Micra - 658

Top 20 light commercial vehicles
1 Toyota Hilux - 4335
2 Chevrolet Corsa Utility - 1528
3 Toyota Quantam - 1210
4 Isuzu KB - 1099
5 Nissan NP200 - 1096
6 Nissan NP300 Hardbody - 814
7 Ford Bantam - 760
8 VW Amarok - 555
9 Ford Ranger - 372
10 Mazda BT-50 - 352

Comments
  • tatsee - 2011-12-06 14:07

    Way to go VIVO!

      lumifi - 2011-12-06 21:02

      You say Way to go to an old and boxy car with 12 years concept????? For God sake!

      tatsee - 2011-12-20 13:06

      mmmmm-m,I wonder why its more popular than the current Polo and making tons of cash for VW!

  • Lennert - 2011-12-06 14:13

    Wow. Good work Toyota!!

  • lumifi - 2011-12-06 20:57

    Only in third world countries a car with more than 10 years concept like the old and ugly Vivo is the bset selling one!!!!!! Not even in India!

      tatsee - 2011-12-20 13:05

      Well-its all good that u dont work in the Marketing and Strategy departments of VW-U would have been a disaster appointment!

  • Vickers - 2011-12-06 20:58

    I never thought the Micra would kick the Aygo's butt. Aygo 30th with a total of 214 sales. Seems that South African buyers saw right through Toyota's evil plan of flogging an old model at inflated prices here.

  • lumifi - 2011-12-06 21:01

    Top 15 best selling cars in Australia from November 2011: 1 - TOYOTA COROLLA 2 - MADZA 3 3 - TOYOTA HILUX 4 - HOLDEN COMMODORE 5 - HOLDEN CRUZE 6 - HYUNDAI i30 7 - FORD TERRITORY 8 - TOYOTA YARIS 9 - NISSAN NAVARA 10 - TOYOTA RAV4 11 - FOR FOCUS 12 - TOYOTA CAMRY 13 - FORD FIESTA 14 - HOLDEN ASTRA 15 - FORD RANGER

      Vickers - 2011-12-07 05:21

      Are you quite sure about 11 to 15? In all the sites I browsed the Aussies only revealed no 1 to 10.

  • ofentse.ramorula - 2011-12-07 08:05

    Cheverolet Aveo or Spark? I think they got it wrong. And why BMW on 7 and Merc on 8 with same numbers?

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